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Would definitely restock
from San Diego, CA
Comments about Pentel Hi-Polymer Colored Leads:
I use this to do rough sketches with color. I prefer mechanical lead over regular pencils because they're easier to keep pointed without sharpening. They're easy to use and easy to store.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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It's cool to write with, but hard to erase
By An empty Copic
I like using these leads to sketch with and I love how they add a pop of color from the ordinary gray pencil lead. However, what I don't like about them is that they erase poorly. Maybe it's because they're practically colored pencils which don't erase well, but these say that they're meant for pencils. What can you do with a pencil that you cant erase? Either way, if you don't press too hard, it's a great way to draw.
A Mixed Bag!
I like to use this in sketchbooks for the rough sketching and sometimes outright for linework.The color, especially the red, is wonderful. very nice pigment.The catch?They snap. So. Easily.Maybe it's the pencil I'm using?Still great, though.
This is a fun alternative to graphite lead! I typically use it to sketch, but I found that if you press to hard, it is difficult to erase completely. I also have a problem with breaking the lead a lot since I am heavy handed when drawing. But otherwise I think it is a fun and cheap colored lead!
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent Custoemr Service
By Susan M
from Union CIty, Ca
Fast efficient service and they had the exact product we needed. Thank you!
Hi-Polymer colored leads help out all the time when I need to work on a comic layout or character work throughs, but the only problem I find with it (and with most all colored leads) is the tendancy to snap and shatter if you have too much lead hanging free from the pencil. It causes me to alter the amount of pressure used with drawing as well as how I go about drawing the image entirely. If it were stronger that would be great, but over all this is really nice lead to use in combination with the Graph Gear 1000.
Pentel Hi-Polymer Colored Leads
from Winter Park, FL
Bought the blue colored led for my mechanical pencil to sketch cartoon/comic style pieces, haven't tried scanning the drawings yet to see if the blue doesn't show up, but the lead is quite light in color so even if it shows it might be very light. The one problem with this lead is that it breaks very easily. When using it I have to make sure the amount of lead coming out of the pencil it's very small, otherwise it'll break immediately.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Beware: I Don"t Erase
First off, I love these! I recently got a tube of the red but I like blue the most so far, to the point that I prefer sketching with these over regular graphite. They can draw really dark or really light and you have to put in a lot of effort to make it smudge.But before you jump in just be aware that these don't erase; hardly at all. I don't even bother with an eraser (good exercise for artists, but sometimes I wish I could get rid of excess lines). Also these leads are made a little differently, so while they're very bendy, they can break rather easily if you have too long of a tip from your pencil. The blue is also NOT non-photo. However since I like sketching with these, it's a good thing! I finish drawings digitally so it's easy to get rid of the lines I don't like or even change their color. If you ink on top of pencil lines, you may want a digital program to get rid of the blue lines or use an erasable pencil.Despite this I highly enjoy the leads and keep buying more when I get the change. I've let artist friends try it and they're always hooked instantly.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
A nice change from standard black!
from Illinois, USA
This lead is a nice change from standard black. Especially if your loose sketching. Solid linage reproduces well for digital scanning too. Be aware though that the blue lead is NOT a non-photo blue lead. Not recommended if you're heavy-handed as the leads can break somewhat easy. A creative use would be to use these colors to help separate depth or objects in busy or detailed drawings.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Great for sketching
By Shaylene H
from Simi Valley, CA
A friend showed these to me a year ago. These leads are really nice and smooth to use! They make great sketches and can actualy be controlled pretty well. The colors don't get too dark, so using them for writing might be a little bit difficult. The only bad thing I can think of about these leads is that they don't erase very well. Think of them as condensed colored pencil.
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